Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hey Squid, Someone is Selling Replica "Dancing Jesus" from Clockwork Orange

Turns out the Dancing Jesus piece is calle "Christ Unlimited" by artist Herman Makkink. From

"The Christ Unlimited figures and the Rocking Machine were not designed especially for A Clockwork Orange. They formed part of my studio work at the time, and, after seeing them there, Kubrick wanted to use them for the film because they probably had the futuristic look he and his wife wanted.

Christ Unlimited was inspired by a crucified Christ statuette that I had found . The left arm and both legs from the waist down had been broken off. I replaced them in a more joyous pose - that of a dancer in the midst of a popular folk dance from the Balkans and the Middle East, known as The Butchers Dance."

He also sculpted the giant "rocking horse" phallus that Alex used to kill the crazy old lady in the movie. From

Dutch sculptor
Herman Makkink's works entered popular consciousness after his phallic "rocking machine" was featured in Stanley Kubrick's brilliant and controversial 1971 film A Clockwork Orange.

For the first time since 1969, the sculptor's sexually charged Rocking Machine has been reproduced in limited quantities and is for sale through a private auction conducted by the artist himself.

Cast in fiberglass from the original mold, only six have been produced, each signed by the artist. Even if you're not about to purchase a Makkink original, this site still has a lot of art featured, including animation of the Rocking Machine in action.

Anyhow, onto the links:

Dancing Jesus can be bought HERE
Herman Makkink at can be found HERE

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